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ard to it. >> that's going to be good. that's what's making news in america this morning. p. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great friday. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> for the second time in over a week, the presidential candidates making stops in virginia. this is on the heels of a new admission from mitt romney about his controversial 47% remark. it's friday, october 5. i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's get to meteorologist jacqui jeras. you can feel a change in their air. >> a great friday. let's check out the weather headlines and we will tell you the highlights. it's going to be a gorgeous friday with lots of sunshine temperatures well above average in the '80s.
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big changes on the way for the weekend. a strong cold front approaching. that will put rainfall in the forecast. a big cooldown before the weekend is done. 64 degrees right now reagan national, 54 at dulles. we will be warming up into the '70s by noon. by 5:00, mostly sunny and warm 80 degrees. get outside and enjoy the beautiful day. now to angela with traffic. >> good morning. happy friday. we are hoping for a very nice commute to start the weekend. so far so good in springfield. getting through the interchange you should not have any trouble. northbound and southbound 395 getting through alexandria looking fine. glebe road is closed between route 1 and arlington ridge. there's an accident with a utility pole down right there.
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moving quite well in maryland. 270 has no troubles. back to you. >> thank you. our top story battleground virginia becoming the focus of the presidential race. later this morning president obama will speak at george mason university. and an event at cleveland state university in ohio >> . mitt romney told fox news that his controversial remarks about 47% of americans wanting government support were completely wrong. ta more. >> with his campaign reenergize mitt romney took on the controversy surrounding his comments that 47% of americans are dependent on government. he said his remarks were not eloquently stated, but last night on fox news he offered an explanation. >> it was completely wrong. i absolutely believe that my
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life has shown i care about 100%. >> president obama is trying to rebound from what many believe was a lackluster debate performance before a crowd of 30,000 in madison, wisconsin yesterday suggested romney's performance was just an act,' >> i met a very spirited fellow whioo claimed to be mitt romney. the real mitt romney has been around the country promising tax cuts for the wealthy. >> they accused romney of being dishonest on the debate stage. some of the president's supporters are baffled by what they saw as a passive performance. >> i felt he should of been more aggressive. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. he was in during the debate. >> president obama could have new worries today when thejobs numbers are released. economists predict it could go
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to 8.2%. >> an estimated 67.2 million people watched the debate between the president and mitt romney. that would be the largest television audience for presidential debates since 1992. president obama and mitt romney are set for two more debates. stay with abc 7 for continuing coverage of the presidential race. we will also have the latest information online at >> one of the men charged with killing an arlington health club worker scheduled to be sentenced today. roger clark pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in january. he was charged with stabbing carl diener to death as he worked to work in december 2009. clark's cousin is also charged in the murder and is scheduled to go on trial later this marked. a former parking charged with scam and parking fees the
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smithsonian museum in chantilly is expected to plead guilty today. he and two other people stole at least $400,000 from the facility. it started in 2009. another former attendant pleaded guilty last week. >> a special honor for fauquier county teenager killed last month in a car crash. homecoming football game at liberty high school will be dedicated to ian heflin. he was on his way to school when the car he was riding in hit a tree. his sister was seriously injured. a third person, a teenage driver was not injured. >> investigators trying to find out what caused a fire at an apartment building in northwest that sent four people to the hospital. it broke out thursday night on k street. flames quickly engulfed the building. two people on the third floor had to be rescued with a ladder truck.
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>> if it had been three minutes later, we would have to do jumping. i could. feel the flames under could. >> one man tried to climb out of the third storyalling. he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. three other people hospitalized including two women with smoke inhalation and a firefighter whose hand was burned. turning to business news, a social security administration under pressure to cut costs. >> remember the loose seats on american airlines planes, that could cause more delays and cancellations. now more details from linda bell in new york. >> happy friday. it's a big day on wall street. today's jobs data. the labor department numbers are out at. 8:30 this at stock index futures little taint. social security offices are cutting hours to shave on overtime costs. the offices around the country will shut their doors 30 minutes early starting november 19.
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the offices will also close at noon on wednesdays starting next year. the last time budget issues forced it to shorten our to the public was last august. the lose seats on american airlines may be a public relations nightmare and it will hurt the carrier financially. an analyst tells us that american now risks having to tappan's to its bankruptcy- front. an american spokesperson says more flights may be delayed or canceled as they continue to investigate. through all of this, the carrier says safety and reliability are its top priority. macdonald is diving deeper into coffee grounds. and starbucks's pumpkin spice blocked -- latte is getting even more elusive. more later. >> 60 degrees outside. much more to come.
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>> un-american is accused of opening fire in israel. >> ---- an american.
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>> an american tourist open up fire in a hotel into a resort city. we can pull up a picture so you can get a sense of what the area looks like. it is a large resort area with a lot of hotels. it is a report of a young american possibly in an exchange program and was living at the hotel. the hotel is called the leonardo club. it's on the red sea. he was in the hotel and took a gun from the security guard and then shot somebody with the gun. one person has been killed. no identity on that person nor the gunman. there are some reports right now within the past couple of minutes coming out of israel that they the gunman had
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possibly been shot a few minutes ago by a swat team. we have not confirmed that. we are working to confirm that for you and to try to get more information about the gunman. we hope to have that later in the newscast. back to you. >> thank you. some folks in north dakota getting a taste of winter and early. they had to pull out the snow shovels and the scraper's. snowstorm left 65 the hundred homes and businesses without power. -- 65000 homes and businesses without power. >> let's check in with jacqui jeras. >> good morning. they only got an inch in fargo but they had about a foot in minnesota. we did not get any snowfall, but we will be talking about a major cooldown. today is the best day of the week for quite some time.
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sunshine expected once the sun rises, which is a couple hours away. 64 degrees at reagan national, 54 at dulles and manassas. 50 degrees in cumberland. we will warm up nicely today. mostly sunny, less humid 77-82 degrees. there will be rainfall, wind and much colder temperatures. a drop of 25 degrees, easily. now through traffic with angela. >> good morning. it's friday morning. starting nicely. we are seeing overnight work zones if you are trying to get through springfield. once you get on 3 95 northbound, we are still alternating lang closures near edsall road and duke street. still relatively light. no major backups. there's still a closure at glebe road between route 1 and south arlington. a utility pole is down.
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that may be in place for quite some time. no reported troubles around the beltway, in maryland, moving quite well between the american legion bridge and 95. back to you. >> thank you. 4:44. once again leaders of extra time if you are using metro. >> its a routine. red line trains will single track between judiciary square and fort totten. orange line trains will single track between stadium-armory and cheverly. the work starts at 10:00 tonight and runs through closing on monday. no track work on the blue yellow, or green line is this weekend. you have less than 90 minutes to enter our facebook giveaway. >> you have until 6:00 a.m. to sign up for a chance to win four tickets to cox farms fall festival and four fields odf fe ar tickets. we will announce a winner during the 6:00 hour.
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>> good luck. it is just 60 degrees. quite a bit cooler than the last couple morning's. >> as the national gear up for the playoffs, there's a warning when it comes to tickets for the games.
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>> family and friends remember those who died during three weeks of terror. >> god, thank you for the opportunity to gather together this evening for a solemn remembrancer. >> this was the vigil in gaithersburg last night to honor the 10 people died when john allen mohammed and lee boyd malvo went on the killing spree in october 2002. >> it was necessary to relive
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and to share with these people the healing that needs to go on and will continue to go on in my life every time i about my best friend. >> organizers raised at million dollars to help the the beckhams family's. >> the third intensifying for fairfax county teenager who mysteriously disappeared on monday. bryan glenn is a will swoodson high school senior. police are using bloodhounds and a helicopter to search for him. >> this individual disappeared vanished, out of context. in many cases there's some kind of clue as to why that would happen, but we are not seeing that. >> police are poring over a dunkin' donuts surveillance video that shows him inside the store monday morning by himself. the video does not show if anyone else was in the car. that car and his computer and cellphone are in police
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possession. >> arlington parents stepping up the fight to get their kids bused to school. some campbell elementary school parents took a bus to thursday's school board meeting. dozens of students are now forced to walk because they live less than a mile from the school. some parents of lost their jobs because of the new policy. >> little kids walking through snow and rain with big backpacks. they come to school dressed with their shoes wet. that's not a condition for these kids to be learning. >> school officials are discussing the issue and are working on a compromise. >> the nationals finding out tonight if they will play st. louis or atlanta in the national league division series on sunday. >> an important message for fans. police chief cathy lanier says anyone caught scalping tickets for playoff games will be arrested. she also says the department
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plans to deploy extra officers to nationals park and the surrounding area on game day. more officers will be deployed to neighborhood throughout the city. do-or-die time for the orioles. they are in texas to take on the rangers' fourth chance to face the yankees in the division serious. this guy will go up against d arvish. 60 degrees on this friday morning. >> the security scare on the set of "dancing with the stars
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captioned by the national captioning institute >> happy friday to you. i'm jacqui jeras. we're looking at the best weather day of the week. sunshine and 80 degrees on the way. we have clear skies to start over the potomac and into the district, where it is 64 degrees. 54 at dulles and manassas and gaithersburg. 55 in frederick, 59 in winchester and 54 in culpeper. we will warm up this afternoon with mostly sunny skies. it will be less humid 77-82 degrees. big changes are ahead for the weekend. expecting clouds to increase through the day on saturday. chance of showers late. most of the day will be dry at
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77 degrees. sunday, a cold front, cloudy blustery chile with showers and high temperature of 57. -- chilly. how was traffic moving? >> moving quite well for the start of the weekend. we should get out and enjoy this nice day. moving well in maryland/ 95 from columbia, all the way to the capital beltway, moving without delay. once you reach the capital beltway, would be well on the maryland side to montgomery county as well as prince george's county. moving through crystal city, the glebe road closure, and accident between joy street and hay street northbound lanes will not open until noon, but southbound will open by 6:00 a.m. we will update you on that as
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the morning goes on. back to you. >> thank you. for the second time in two years, bristol palin has been the target of a suspicious package. >> it contains a white suspicious powder and it was found wednesday on the lot of the show. experts insist the powder was not dangerous but it was sent to a laboratory for more testing. in 2010 a letter bearing her name was sent to the set of the show and it also contained power, but was declared harmless as well. good news when it comes to robin roberts. >> she says her recovery from a bone marrow transplant has been painful at times but is going well. she tweeted a picture getting a visit from just elliott and sam champion. -- josh elliott. she is hopeful she can go home next week and banks that stand
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for their love and support. with big name in politics is filling in for robin roberts next week, coming up. >> so much for peace between mariah carey and nicki minaj. >> mariah carey told barbara walters that nicki minaj threatened to shoot her after they got into an argument over a contested. she is beefing up per security because she says nicki minaj is unpredictable. the rapper fired back that it was not true. this is not going to announce soon -- to end soon. >> it is 61 degrees. >> robert griffin iii is known for his socks. now he can add some [ female announcer
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